Top Dog!

Milk-Bone Packaging Line Awarded Industry's Top Honor

kw ploty fb crop 255Chicago, IL - Nov. 3 -- Amidst the rumble of machinery, clinking of bottles and myriad soundtracks to show videos, a crowd gathered in Kliklok-Woodman's booth at Pack Expo 2014 for the presentation of PMMI's Packaging Line of the Year Award. Chuck Yuska, CEO and President of PMMI, bestowed the awards to Paul Baker, Senior Manager of R&D Projects at Big Heart Pet Brands, and Ross Long, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Kliklok-Woodman.


Milk-Bone-Brushing-Chew-Med-18-pair-DSC06616-255“Two years ago we had one goal in mind at Pack Expo, and that was to find vendors who would work with us on this project,” said Baker. “Finally we got to the Kliklok-Woodman booth, and they agreed to take it on.” The Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews™ dog treats come in a recloseable flip-top Rock-Tenn carton designed to resemble toothpaste packaging.

KW's main contribution to the line was a custom-built Vari-Pitch FT (Flip Top) closer and a pair of ECT-625 glue-style topload carton formers. Also in the cartoning section of the line are Kleenline bag and carton conveyors and bag mergers, a Shuttleworth carton merging system with a Valco Melton hot-melt system. Upstream are a Heat and Control distribution system and mezzanine with three Ishida weighers and three custom-designed Bosch bagmakers with Printpack film. A Combi robotic case packer and case sealer packs the cartons for shipment.